Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Manx - Update

Well, here are some pictures of the little Manxie. She is TINY. Unfortunately she also looks pregnant!

She likes following the BMTs (Bubbles, Madness & Trouble) around. They hiss at her when she comes too close, but generally they don't care very much.

She seems curious about me, but stays out of reach. She really wants to be around the cats, but is pretty suspicious of me.

In this picture you can see how tiny she is (compared to Bubbles's butt).

I have contacted my local no-kill shelter and they said they have a 2 month waiting list. I put my name on the list in any case, but I doubt that she is tame enough for them to take her in. And then there is my suspicion that she is pregnant, so I don't really think that is an option.
At the moment I'm feeding her and planning to make a shelter outdoors, because at the moment she is sleeping under a shrub next to the front steps and it was below freezing last night.
So no long-term solution yet.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Manx Rescue

About a week ago a little Manx cat showed up in our neighborhood. I think it's a Manx, I'm not an expert, but it has that "bunny look". It's not feral, but skittish. The neighborhood kids have been chasing it. They don't mean to harm it, but want to touch, but it's too afraid. For some reason it likes to follow Bubbles around. Bubbles seems bewildered by this strange bunny-cat. Madness hisses. Today it came into my house, but ran away when I approached. However, I put some food just outside my door, and it let me touch it a little bit while it was eating.

In any case, I don't really want to take it to the local shelter. I'm afraid it will just be put down, because it's so skittish. I contacted our local no-kill shelter, but they are apparently full. So I thought I would try a specialized rescue group. I checked the internet, but the addresses, etc for Manx Rescue groups seem very outdated and my e-mails returned, "undelivered".

So I was hoping that somebody from the Catblogosphere community might now about a Manx rescue group that might be able to help. I'm in Georgia, so it would be good if it is a rescue group in the South, or relatively close by.

I will try to get a picture of the tiny little thing.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

What the ....?

I was trying to take a Christmas picture with Trouble. LOL.